- Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, says he has delivered on promises made to Nigerians three years ago, as regards his ministry
- The minister said he was very convinced that he had fulfilled his promises, based on feedback gotten from the public
- Fashola listed achievements recorded under his regime; but noted that the work is not yet finished
Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says he has delivered on promises made to Nigerians three years ago as regards the sectors under his ministry.
Fashola stated this while briefing newsmen in his Abuja office on Monday, April 29, Leadership reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the minister said he was very convinced that he has fulfilled his promise of incremental power, better journey experience on the roads, affordable housing, as well as economic opportunities for Nigerians; based on feedback his office has been getting from the public.
He said the performance so far was better than what was obtainable in 2015.
He said: “In the power sector, well-meaning Nigerians acknowledge our efforts by saying clearly that their power supply experience has improved compared to 2015, and we acknowledge that the work has not finished.
“The task going forward is to solve the outstanding issues of estimated billing, supply of meters, add more power and make the supply steady which I stated will be our medium-term goal.
“In the road sector, there is at least one federal road under construction in each of the 36 states and the FCT; while some have been completed, others are still under construction. Construction workers will tell you that they now have a better deal, likewise quarry operators.
“More importantly the road transport operators and their unions and commuters will tell you that their journey times are better. The housing sector has a similar story of economic opportunities with construction going on in 34 states most of which are now largely completed.
“But our work is not finished. These are some of the reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected. To take the people to the next level and finish the job.”
Fashola said through his ministry, the federal government has opened a new page in the power sector.
He added: “In the works sector, the Ilorin-Jebba road which had collapsed and used to take three to seven days to traverse 93km is now finished and take a little over one hour to travel.
“Maintenance work on bridges, long neglected is being undertaken on assets like Third Mainland Bridge, Isaac Boro Bridge, Tamburawa Bridge, Eko Bridge, the old Niger Bridge, while new ones like Second Niger Bridge, Bodo-Bonny Bridge, Loko-Oweto Bridge, are being constructed and others have been recently awarded.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the works, housing and power minister, Babatunde Fashola, said in 2015, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari never promised to transform Nigeria in four years if given the mandate.
Fashola argued that the administration did not promise to bring about change in different sectors of the country in four years.
The minister also dismissed the notion that President Buhari was slow in implementing policies and programmes; stating that the government had made some achievements.
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